We’d been in the country for two years and every time we saw the inviting pastel “Rosadita Restaurante de Fondue” sign we said to each other – “we should go there sometime!” Given we have lived in both Palermo Soho
and Palermo Hollywood (each of which have a La Rosadita location) we said this often. However, something so decadent as bowls of melted cheese and chocolate for dinner seemed too rich for an occasion that wasn’t special. Enter two great fondue-loving friends visiting from far away and we had our chance.
It was a blustery evening with a thick smell of rain in the air when we ran into La Rosadita at 8:30 in the evening. A classic American move, arriving before 9, we were the only ones in the place. We took our seats in the covered patio section, which was the perfect combination of outdoors inside. Vines covered the walls, with lights braided throughout undulating soft colors glowing and dimming.
Cheese Fondue for “Two”
La Rosadita Fondue SpreadPhoto courtesy of La Rosadita.
No great surprise – it’s a glorious cheesy and chocolaty menu at La Rosadita. Fondue options
include bowls of cheese, oil for frying meats, chocolate, and dulce de leche
. Portions are given for sharing between two or four people. However, our group of four could barely finish the 2 person portion of “fondue au fromage especial ” – which included a half-filled bowl of delightfully salty white cheese accompanied by cubed bread, steak, chicken, sausage, mushrooms, ham, cherry tomatoes, and vegetables.
We’d actually ordered the “Fondue Bourguignone” as a second course, which includes bits of meat to be cooked in oil at the table. However, we asked to cancel it, worried we wouldn’t have room for the sweet fondues we had our eye on and the waitress, no stranger to the phenomenon I’m guessing, happily complied.
Chocolate & Dulce de Leche Fondue
There were lots of giddy yips of excitement when the two bowls of piping hot dark chocolate and dulce de leche came to our table. A large plate of sliced bananas, apples, strawberries, pastry, and a big phallic looking cookie were delivered along side. The combination of fruits dipped in either the chocolate
or dulce de leche
, or both, were so delicious that we finished off both bowls despite the large portions of cheese we’d just devoured.
La Rosadita has an excellent wine
list. We ordered two bottles of Bonarda which was just the thing to wash down such rich fare. If there is someone in your group who is watching their waistline (and have iron wills), there are salads on the menu as well. If you’re too full to commit to a chocolate and/or dulce de leche
fondue (which would truly be a shame) there are also smaller dessert offerings including brownies
, ice cream, banana splits, or fruit.
La Rosadita should definitely be on your restaurant list. Go sooner rather than later!
Palermo Soho Address: Thames 1696, Buenos Aires // Tel: 4832-0151
Palermo Hollywood Address: Honduras 5710, Buenos Aires // Tel: 4771-6864
Hours: 8 p.m. to close every day
Accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Amex